Rosehill Family Medical Practice is a state of the art medical facility, with modern equipment and an enthusiastic and vibrant team of doctors, nurses and support staff ready to care for all your health needs.
FOR COVID 19
Learn about getting vaccinated for COVID-19, including how the vaccine will be rolled out
Advice on Priority Groups
Priority groups are identified by considering current public health, medical and epidemiological evidence on who would be most affected if they contracted COVID-19.
For example, health and aged care workers are a priority group because they are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their frequent contact with people.
They are also more likely to transmit the virus to vulnerable people through their work in hospitals and aged care facilities. It is for everyone’s benefit that this group is prioritised for vaccination so they can continue providing essential care.
A statement from the Vaccine Operations Centre on the status of the vaccine rollout
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have both been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation for use in Australians aged 12 and over.
Millions of Moderna vaccines are due to arrive in Australia this week – and will be dispatched to community pharmacies across the country.
The doses will be subject to the same TGA batch release process as all other COVID-19 vaccines.
Australia has managed to secure an additional million doses of the Moderna vaccine from European Union member states on top of the 25 million doses we were already contracted to receive.
Everyone aged 12 to 59 will be able to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine from their community pharmacy, providing an opportunity for families to go along together to get vaccinated.
Over 1800 pharmacies will begin to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine next week, with another 1800 pharmacies to follow shortly thereafter.
Almost 23 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have now been administered nationwide – with more than 41 per cent of the eligible population now fully vaccinated.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the Australian Government on which groups should be prioritised for the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccination in Australia. This advice is consistent with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Phase 1a (Pfizer vaccine)
- staff at entry points to the country (such as sea ports and land borders)
- staff working in quarantine facilities, including those employed under Commonwealth, state or private agreements, and
- Commonwealth employees (including Defence personnel) who are identified as having the potential to encounter returning travellers as part of their work.
- frontline staff in facilities or services such as hospital emergency departments,COVID-19 and respiratory wards, Intensive Care Units and High-dependency Units
- laboratory staff handling potentially infectious material
- ambulance and paramedics service
- GP respiratory clinics
- COVID-19 testing facilities
Aged care and disability care staff
- nursing and personal care staff
- allied health professionals who routinely provide care
- kitchen, cleaning, laundry, garden and office staff
Aged care and disability care residents
- Elderly adults aged 80 years and over
- Elderly adults aged 70-79 years
- Other health care workers
- Begin vaccinating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults
- Adults with a specified medical condition
- Adults with a disability who have a specified underlying medical condition
- Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
COVID-19 vaccines approved
for use in Australia
The TGA has approved 2 vaccines for use in Australia, the:
- Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
This means these vaccines have met the TGA’s rigorous standards for safety, quality and efficacy. It will be VOLUNTARY and FREE to all Australian residents.
Proof of vaccination
When you get the COVID-19 vaccination it will be recorded in your immunisation history. You can see your immunisation history in your Medicare records. Your immunisation history will show each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine you have been given.
Your Medicare records can be accessed online through
What should I do before I get vaccinated for COVID-19?
Find out what you can do to be ready for your COVID-19 vaccine.
Why should I get vaccinated for COVID-19?
Vaccination is the most effective way to protect against infectious diseases.
What happens after I am vaccinated for COVID-19?
All vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety before they are approved for use in Australia. This includes careful analysis of clinical trial data, ingredients, chemistry, manufacturing and other factors.
There are many types of vaccines being developed for COVID-19. The common aim driving vaccine development is to cause an immune response that is specific to the COVID-19 coronavirus without making us sick.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. Seven different types have been found in people, including those responsible for the SARS, MERS and COVID-19 epidemics.
- We deal with all acute presentations – chest pain, shortness of breath, cold and flu, vomiting and diarrhoea, headaches, injuries, joint pains, eye problems, rashes, etc.
- Baby checks e.g. the 1 week and 6 week check
- Immunisations for all ages, flu vaccine
- Child health assessments – including behavioral and learning problems
- Adolescent health advice
- Aged care assessments e.g. 75+ health check, falls risk assessment
- Contraception and fertility advice
- Wound management – repair and review
- Skin checks and management of skin lesions – e.g. removal, cryotherapy
- Allergy advice and testing e.g. skin and food allergy
- Basic counselling and advice e.g. stress management
- Smoking cessation
- Problem drinking, gambling
- Injections and infusions e.g. for iron and vitamin B12
- ECG – a test for the heart to diagnose abnormal rhythms and heart attacks
- Spirometry – a test for lung function to diagnose conditions like asthma and emphysema
- Ear syringing
- GP management plans and reviews
- 45-69 health check
- 75+ health check
- Health checks for aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
- Diabetes care
- Asthma care
- Chronic lung disease e.g. emphysema
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- High blood pressure
- Weight loss management plans
personalised health care
Our goal is to support our patients and their families in achieving optimal health and wellbeing today and in the future
- Pap smears
- Breast checks
- Fertility advice
- Pre-conception planning – advice and checks before you get pregnant
- Antenatal care – advice and checks during pregnancy – shared care available
- Post-natal care – advice and checks after delivery
- Contraception advice
- Implanon insertion and removal
- Mirena and IUD insertion and removal
- Menopause and post-menopausal advice
- Mental health management plan and review
- Stress management
- Child and teenager behavioural problems
- Home visits – for selective regular patients who live in a 2km radius of the practice
- Pathology services – Laverty Pathology provide services
- Iron infusion
- Toe nail resection
- We can get an interpreter for your consult
- Travel health – vaccination and advice
- Work Cover
- Pre-employment and insurance medicals
We are an AGPAL Accredited General Practice
AGPAL Accreditation helps you to know your doctor and practice team are committed to delivering high quality health care in a safe environment.